Rebel Fagin

Rebel Fagin is a writer who has been politically active in Sonoma County since the 1970’s. He writes regularly for the Sonoma County Peace Press and the Global Critical Media Literacy Project (gcml.org). He has a book documenting nearly forty years of street activism in Sonoma County called Tales from the Perpetual Oppositional Culture – a Journey into Resistance. He lives in Santa Rosa, California and is active with many activists’ organizations.
  • Existence is Resistance

    From December 1 through 3, Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA) hosted a conference called Challenging Oppression: Working for Justice from Palestine to the USA. Sabeel is an international peace movement initiated by Palestinian Christians. The first two days were held at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in...
  • Clean Your Plate

    In his book Drawdown, Paul Hawken lists food waste as the third-largest combatable cause of climate change. His research indicates that with a 50% reduction in food waste by 2050, we could reduce emissions equal to 26.2 gigatons of carbon dioxide, or 8% of greenhouse gases. One-third of food...
  • What da ya mean, Greenin’?

    Greening is a process for diverting waste away from the landfill as much as possible and into compost, recycling, and repurposing. You will find Greeners at foot races, concerts, festivals, and other public events. Greening is front-line climate-change pushback. Approximately 70% of food waste globally goes into our landfills....
  • One, Two, Three States Yer Out

    Israel’s total occupation of Palestine began 50 years ago, following the Six-Day War. With blessings from Washington, Israel’s occupation has expanded and threatens the very existence of Palestine. On July 14, Israel seized control of the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. They sent in at least 3,000 Israeli forces to...
  • Training for Occupation of the U.S.A.

    From September 7 through September 11, the Alameda County Fairgrounds will host Urban Shield, a four-day weapons expo and convention followed by two days of war-game exercises held throughout the Bay Area. This is the largest SWAT training in the United States. It is paid for by the Urban...
  • Plastic Free July

    Plastic Free July, like Earth Day, is an annual reminder of what we need to do every day: reduce and work to eliminate plastic from our lives.  Plastic is made from oil. People kill for oil with guns, with joysticks, and by tossing garbage into our waterways. Eight million...
  • Starving for Justice

    There are issues the corporate media just won’t touch. The hunger strike by political prisoners in Palestine is one of them. With the exception of one much maligned piece in the New York Times, the corporate media has been dutifully silent on this crisis. On April 17, 1,500 of...
  • One Way to Organize is…

    I see five options for dealing with the political world: 1) everything’s cool, disengage, 2) take to the hills with a rifle and some dried food, 3) electoral politics, 4) alternative systems, 5) the tools of nonviolence.  I reject the first two modes as they won’t get me the...
  • Lessons from Occupy

    Occupy began in September 2011 for many of the same reasons as the Arab Spring. In both cases, government was not responding to the needs of the people. The U.S. government bailed out banks, but not home owners. They had money for war, while veterans’ benefits were slashed.  Student...